No, amigos. He doesn’t have the title role (all will be clear when you the see the movie, which is magical).
But Anthony Gonzalez is the vocal star, playing a child who just wants to make music like his legendary mariachi band-leading hero (Benjamin Bratt) in a family where music is forbidden — some long-held grudge about the musician who left great-great grandma.
On the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), the lad tumbles into the afterlife where he has to contend with annoyed dead relatives, desperate-to-be-remembered ghosts and the legend who inspired him.
Anthony sings. He swaps lines with Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal (at least in the movie). And “Coco” isn’t Anthony’s first movie, or his last animated one (voice cast in Pixar’s next one). I;m interviewing him shortly.
Questions for Anthony? Comment away, and thanks, as always, for the help.